*CLOSED* WWF, Director of Science & Policy, £comp, closed 14 June 2013 via @CommsJobs

CLOSED
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature)
Director of Science and Policy
http://www.wwf.org.uk/what_we_do/about_us/jobs/?6629/Director-of-Science-and-Policy

Job description: director_of_science_policy_job_insight_2

5 June 2013

Do you want to be responsible for ensuring that the latest international science underpins WWF’s advocacy work, and guides its policy positions? Do you have proven leadership skills as well as the credibility and energy to make decisions in a fast-moving context? If so, we’d like to hear from you.

The world is changing – and so are we. After 50 years, we’re more determined than ever to find solutions to the great environmental threats of our time. As a truly international network, we need our offices in the global South and East – the economic powerhouses of tomorrow – to be as strong as those in the North and West. We need to share more compelling stories of our work, stories that will change attitudes and inspire action. And we need to lead the way for organisations aspiring to work sustainably, with the opening of our ground breaking new Living Planet Centre in Woking. This is your chance to join the world’s leading environmental network as we face our biggest challenges yet.

Director of Science and Policy
Woking (initially Godalming)
Competitive package
Permanent, Full time

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive and is committed to safeguarding the natural world.  Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, WWF also works on tackling climate change, as well as systems of sustianable production and consumption.  WWF focuses on influencing key decisions – often involving governments and businesses – which have a significant impact on the natural world.

The Director of Science & Policy will be responsible for ensuring that the latest international science underpins WWF’s advocacy work, and guides its policy positions. The Director will lead a team of around 10, to provide specialist advice to support the development and delivery of WWF’s work, as well as monitoring its impact. The post-holder will engage with external audiences in other parts of the WWF Network, and with government, business, funders, the media, and the science community.

Candidates for the role will probably have a PhD in biological or environmental sciences and bring have strong experience working at the interface between science and policy. WWF is looking for someone with proven leadership skills as well as the credibility and energy to make decisions in a fast-moving context. The ability to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences and act as a media spokesperson will also be important.

If you’d like to help us inspire positive change, email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@wwf.org.uk quoting reference WWF-SP01.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing date:  14 June 2013

Interviews:  TBC

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